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How do you want to die?

Asked by cricketonastick (198points) November 8th, 2009

I bet it’s been asked before, but this time I’M asking. ;) I don’t really want to be terribly old when I die: no life support or buttload of pills every day. Once my body breaks down, I’m good to go! Oh, and I hope my mind is 100% there.

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jrpowell's avatar

In my sleep would be ideal. I would also like to die before everything starts to hurt and I am stuck in a bed all day.

Clair's avatar

Painlessly and for a good reason.

dpworkin's avatar

I’d just as soon not, thanks.

Jude's avatar

All of what @johnpowell said.

Parrappa's avatar

Killing zombies.

nxknxk's avatar

By my own hand.
Haaaaaaaa I’m only half kidding.

cricketonastick's avatar

@nxknxk No, I respect that answer. But I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone else. I also don’t want to cheat life and explore death too early. But I am curious…

JONESGH's avatar

Before I develop major health issues. I don’t want to live like that.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@pdworkin stole my answer, so here’s this one.

I want to die like my Grandpa did, in his sleep, not screaming like the people in the back seat of his car.

Clair's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra My grandma had a sign in her kitchen that said this. When I was little, I thought it was the most morbid thing ever.

aprilsimnel's avatar

So fast that I just whip out of this plane of existence and not even know it happened.

MrItty's avatar

Saving someone from getting hit by a bus.

nxknxk's avatar


Of course; would never hurt someone else before the old, um, seppuku.

Maybe it’s just about being in control.

jsammons's avatar

I want (like most) for it to be painless. But I would like to die for a good cause. Helping others, protecting my family, something along those lines. I want to have lived for making the world a better place.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

A hero’s death would be preferable. But not to soon.

SeventhSense's avatar

Sleep blessed sleep.

cricketonastick's avatar

@nxknxk Hari kari. Exactly what I was thinking of. True strength.

FutureMemory's avatar

I plan to live forever.

cricketonastick's avatar

@FutureMemory I’ll find you…The hunt begins with a name: FutureMemory…FutureMemory…


Capt_Bloth's avatar

I want to be chased off a cliff by topless female gladiators.
yeah Monty Python

JONESGH's avatar

or, death by snu snu

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I want to die as old as possible.. having gleaned every little experience out of life possible. Every single sunrise and sunset, every smell, taste, and sound of life is something I want to experience before it finally goes dark. Pain or not.. I want to be around until I’m simply not around anymore.

janbb's avatar

Without pain and with many of my mental faculties intact.

faye's avatar

Unhappily many of us are in pain with major health issues before we knew it was happening, And lots of us want everyday and many more of them, and enjoy ourselves tremendously!!! fluther helps

Skippy's avatar

Like my mom – peaceful in my sleep, before the pain begins and takes over and takes away quality life.

Seems we all want a little of this…

Ailia's avatar

I think it doesn’t really matter as long as I’m not commiting suicide or by some slow painful other way. I’m happy with going away by sleeping or even by falling off a cliff on accident.
But I think the most important thing to remember though, is to make your life mean something, so when you die its not in vain.

rangerr's avatar

By my own hand, or doing something I love.

cricketonastick's avatar

@Ailia oh my. At first I read your post quickly and thought it said, “as long as I’m committing suicide or by some slow painful other way.”

Glad it doesn’t though!

Darwin's avatar

In my sleep, like both my grandmothers, or very suddenly, like my MIL. She made a gasp and was gone just like that.

Ailia's avatar

@Ailia So am I! :)

Skippy's avatar

@cricketonastick Mother In Law – MIL
My SIL and I have an I hate my MIL club! haha

trumi's avatar

Sky diving with no parachute.

RocketSquid's avatar

In a worthwhile fashion. Like pushing a kid out of the way of an incoming bus or diving in front of a bullet to protect someone.

wundayatta's avatar

After I’ve become the oldest person who ever lived.

five99one's avatar

Naturally and painlessly.

sunya13's avatar

I either plan to become a Daoist Immortal…or due to the massive lacerations, contusions, and burns caused by a giant space battle with The Ninja Robot Alien Monkeys From Dimension X!!!!!!!

lol jk

i’d like to die in my sleep

jonsblond's avatar

I want to die while doing something that I love.

cricketonastick's avatar

41 responses and counting!

efritz's avatar

I want to die drowning in ketchup.

SeventhSense's avatar

Some will die in hot pursuit
And fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit
While sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life
And drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

aprilsimnel's avatar

HA! w00t! @SeventhSense, I haven’t heard that in years!

rangerr's avatar

@SeventhSense So you want to die in Texas?

majorrich's avatar

Don’t care how. I just want it to mean something.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I want to die together with my love and I want it to be quick.

shego's avatar

I would want to pass in my sleep, like my mother.
I really miss her

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@RocketSquid I read your answer and at first I thought it said pushing a kid out in front of a bus, and my first thought was, “Damn, I bet Trick or Treating is really scary in your neighborhood.”

wildpotato's avatar

What I want most is to know that I’m dying when it’s happening. So I can have just a moment to take in the significance of life a last and most important time. Other than that, I don’t care how it happens. Not too much pain would be nice.

Darwin's avatar

“Don’t care how. I just want it to mean something.”

What if it means “Good thing the old so-and-so’s dead or I’d kill him myself”?

majorrich's avatar

@Darwin LOL! I could picture myself the bitter angry old man everyone wants to get rid of. My illness is being journaled for teaching purposes. I want to help people through my odyssey that someday people won’t need to suffer as I have.

TexasDude's avatar

In a complex plot twist.

SeventhSense's avatar

Oh God no.
Maybe in a hot pursuit.

rangerr's avatar

@SeventhSense I’d rather die like Flipper.

SeventhSense's avatar

yes..they were pretty influential

WolfFang's avatar

I’d rather die young and with a bang! Something like after an epic dangerous adventure I die fighting one last battle(with katanas of cours) to save everyone—around all my old friends from my elementary school along with that girl i had a crush on—and not just a regular sacrifice; something that would change the world, for the Whole Planet to see as an example and say ” That’s how it is supposed to be; That’s the legend that changed the world”

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